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at this is basically something that you can ride along and freeload and let america and canada and japan handled? >> steve, your question -- >> i'm and freeload, by the way. >> that by the way is how the chinese would describe any relationship between japan and america. the interesting aspect of all these conflicts is that as india and china and india and china have a proximate geographically, but we've never been neighbors. >> right. >> in order to be neighbors you either have to love each other or hate each other. we have done neither. in fact, in 1962 during the first strategic conflict, between these two, you have to understand, it's hard to understand why we are not neighbors. [inaudible] in terms of inaccessible. but the positions, the lines, the strategies, the lines, what would they resonate to? the positions that are taken by postcolonial nations is that we will not be bound by decisions made by colonial powers. one, or in china's case, that we had to abandon our national positions. and now that we are strong, we need to resurrect them. right or wrong is not, that is very little to do w
cac up 11%. thailand up 43%. japan up 6%. year to date, the usa is up over 12%. that ain't bad. let's bring in our pal, jim iuor iuorio. you know, jim, it's turning out to be a very good year and it's turning out to be a very good year on a global basis. >> no doubt about it. but let's break it down. japan's stock market has rallied huge because of promise of liquidity injections and doveishness. the same thing can be said for europe and for the u.s. around the globe, everyone's squeezing interest rates and forcing money to seek yield wherever it can. it could have followthrough in japan. europe has run kind of far -- the market has chosen to believe that europe's problems are somewhat behind us. i don't really share that philosophy. but i think this move is interesting. >> but the european financial risk fear indicators look great. in fact, these financial indicators look great worldwide. i agree with you trat central banks are greasing the wheels. but in a very gloomy world, a very gloomy psychology where the worst case becomes the most talked-about case, at some point don't the m
. and overnight in japan, the nikkei, the yen falling to a 20-month low. you have the nikkei up 1.5%. the nikkei -- yen versus the dollar as shinzo abe returns to office as japan's new prime minister, promising monetary and fiscal reforms. we have the shanghai composite there up about a quarter percent. >>> all right. in today's top stories, the u.s. is five days away from going over the fiscal cliff. president obama is cutting his holiday vacation short, returning to washington tomorrow to continue talks to try to avoid that automatic tax hike and spending cut combination. that's the same day that congress returns to town. before the president left town on friday, he suggested a stopgap measure to freeze tax rates for people making less than $250,000 a year and extend unemployment benefits. reports say white house staffers have been quietly working with senate democrats to come up with a plan to avoid the fiscal cliff, but little progress has been made. >>> a chinese ratings agency is putting the u.s. on negative watch citing troubles with long-term debt issues. on a statement on its web site,
on with the japanese elections? the new prime minister told the bank of japan we want more stimulus. guess who's meeting thursday? the bank of japan. japan's exports fall for the sixth straight month. you are going to see the bank of japan on thursday announce new stimulus measures. you're going to see efforts to weaken the yen. it's going to get even weaker. that is the old yen carry trade. that may be where some of this money is coming from to do the odd little trades that seem to be going on. out of bonds, into stocks, selling gold as well. i think that's a real factor here. what caught my eye this morning, there was a survey out saying the hedge funds is the most exposed to the market since 2010. a lot of people mentioned that and said, that is a contrary indicator, high levels of activity in the stock market for hedge funds, often a negative indicator overall. let me mention night capital. they are selling themselves to geico. i took two-to-one ratio. this is a good deal all around. you're going to marry the biggest, fastest traders out there, getco. you're going to marry that with knight
is supposed to be about the same. it will go to the south korea, china and japan in anticipation of that, japan today, deploying surface-to-air missiles, radar ships and troops just in case this thing goes off course, martha. martha: we've seen these sort of rattling of sabres before. we've seen some of these attempts fail over the ocean but you never know when they will be able get this right. so the diplomatic reaction to all of this, what is the pushback, greg? >> reporter: as you can imagine the reaction has been strong and negative in. in seoul, south korea ambassadors from that country, from united states, japan, russia, china, meeting with foreign ministry officials. japanese prime minister says we strongly call on north korea to refrain, a little bit of backtracking from china today. in their official media they are saying that perhaps the concerns are exaggerated. all this seems to be a chance once again for the new young leader of north korea, kim jong-un to burnish his image. two weeks from today on december 17th, it is the first anniversary of the death of his father kim jong
. >>> we are awaiting updates from japan where a earthquake prompted a tsunami about an hour ago. >>> hundreds of people in new jersey still want answers about a long train derailment that's going to keep them out of their homes. we'll explain. >>> ahead in sports, final preparations are under way for sunday's battle of the beltways this time with the raishens at fed -- ravens at fed ex field. we'll be back. >>> welcome back. olga breese in for howard bernstein this morning. doppler radar is picking up on some of that moisture. spotty showers are possible through much of the day. we'll make it to the mid-40s by noontime w. he should hit highs in the low to -- noontime. we should hit highs in the low to mid-50s. >>> construction still in please here at the key bridge. i don't think it will be cleared till at least 5:30. it may affect your drive just a bit coming inbound on can fall road this morning. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:18. back to you, mike. >>> here is what's making news now at 5:11 this morning. the latest reports out of japan have greatly diminished t
. martha: how different than what happened with japan in the '80s. seems like they owned every building in new york. >> back in the '80s and very early '90s japan actually overpaid. they bought the pebble beach golf course in california and bought rockefeller center in new york. various other properties and paid huge dollars for them and lot of their shirts. this time around with china is not the case. you can't say they're paying a lot of money for aig's plane leasing business or a123. martha: stuart, thank you. see you coming up on the business channel. bill: here is the question for you. how much american debt does china actually own? as the largest foreign owner of u.s. debt it owns more than a trillion dollars in treasury securities. china's holding of u.s. debt has increased 56% over the course of the obama presidency which comes out to about $400 billion more. it has bought or invested in more than $15 billion in more than 100 u.s. companies going pack to january of 2010. that is influence. martha: new numbers raising fresh concerns here at home about our economy. the u.s. consum
is overplayed in what japan will ultimately deliver on. but mum is pretty good. i think you still play for a little yen weakness. i think we'll see a lot of people trying to buy yen back because i don't think we'll get delivery in all these preelection promises. >> do we all think we know what the chancellor is going to say? >> judging by the many pages being given to it in the newspapers, you feel like what else can he say? it's not going to be a day where you'll buy sterling aggressively because most of the news is going to be bad. we're going to have lower growth. potentially missing at least the underlying fiscal targets and rules. so it's not a great day for sterling. i think the bigger impact will be if the rating agencies get twitchy. then i think sterling will be a bit more vulnerable. but i don't think it's necessarily a story for this afternoon. >> we saw manufacturing came in slightly better than expect. so there risk to the upside from the pmi? >> maybe. it doesn't feel like pmis are really getting a grip on the market. we're not in a world where interest rates are going an
of japan easing monetary policy again today, announcing an increase of its asset buying and lending program by more than $118 billion. that move was widely expected as part of the reason that you had seen the yen under quite a bit of pressure, yesterday, at least. you'll see right now that in japan, the market there actually closed down by just over 1%, 1.2% almost. the hang seng and the shanghai composite were slightly higher. oil prices this morning, you'll see right now, are down by about 4 cents to $89.94, so you have things to pick up in those prices over the last couple of days. and the ten-year note at this point which yesterday was yielding above 1.8%, dropping down to 77.2%. finally, take a look at the dollar and gold. yen is at 83.99. gold prices this morning with all these movements in the currency markets up by about $1.10. >>> winter storm draco is moving across the united states threatening retailers and holiday travelers. paul, we know that sometimes the storms could be a good thing for some retailers, particularly if you're selling things from home depot or the likes of thos
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on what to cut, like right now, lower drug prices or pulling back our army from japan and europe. like every other country in the north does, like pulling back on positions from our army. i got the same response. it is the president's fault. i might have well have been a mannequin. they he want to talk about raising taxes of the rich. but it can't be dismissed as part of the compromise mosaic that will get the government out of the picture. they think they are so darn important down there. they think people either start or don't start businesses because of them. people start businesses to make money. i started five of them, i know. our politicians think they don't spend because they have lower tax rates. but they put people to work if there is demand and they think they can make a lot of money. they would rather save than spend. research is issued to death. what are they down there? i read some biased chart. honestly. if you raise taxes and lowered spending, we would be on top of the world. our stock markets would soar. and the level of wealth creation would be beyond washington's wild
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now. >> it did with hindsight, but you never know. >> you don't. >> but you look at japan, they never did what they needed to do. and here we are, we escaped the financial crisis and the money market, it looked like it was going to freeze up and the huge fortune 500 companies. we avoided that but we just keep -- it's like we think we're permanently okay from negative situations and i don't know if we are. things happen in this world. it's still tough, right? >> it is. but this is a very important topic. >> you borrow too much and sooner or later austerity is awful. but if you can't just keep the credit card going if your kid has -- if it's 50,000, you don't say here's another 50. i don't want you to tighten your belt. >> that's why in the final analysis i think the administration recognizes that and they're going to -- >> this administration? >> yeah, is going to come to the table on the entitlement cuts that need to happen to make the deal work. >> you were with him a couple days ago, right? >> with some of his top advisers. >> you can't say which one? >> a group -- valerie jarron an
for david? >> well, no. i want to talk about japan. i know our audience is carrying a lot more these days about the fiscal cliff, but we've got another cliff of sorts coming up in japan, the electrics sunday. everyone is expecting that abe follows in the footsteps of mr. draghi and europe and mr. bernanke here in the u.s. we can more yen printing, that weakens the yen. maybe american investors can make some money in japanese stocks. i'd be curious where you think the election is going. does it matter? >> i think the world has more possibility that your pen might change course as far as monitoring fiscal policy after the elections. but the japanese realize when you play with fire, you might end up burning down the house. jgb's nine times tier one capital, if they're not careful, they can trigger a run on jgb and the house base comes tumbling down. so i think actually the next government is tokyo will be a lot more cautious. i think the market is -- >> so we can get another huge disappointment. so everyone thinks the dollar/yen is finally going to go up, you can make money on the yen short
american history tv, follow president truman's eldest grandson as he visits japan. >> everyone has their own view as top what happened. and i don't want to argue survival or about the history. we're past that. my whole purpose for being here is to listen and do what i can to see it doesn't happen again. >> we will discuss meetings with bomb survivors and inspiration for his trip. sunday on c-span 3. >> mark zandi said returning to clinton-era tax rates would hurt the economy but is necessary to get the deficit under control. his comments came at a forum and also bush administration lawrence lindsay and clinton white house chief of staff. >> thank you so much and thank you chairman bachus for turning us and turn it over to peter cook who will moderate our tax panel on tax reform. >> i got a feeling you have to head back to the hill. we hope to come up with some answers and ideas from this panel. we have -- we'll write them down. i'll hand them to your staffer. you hear the mission. we have to come up with some ideas that can pass congress and meet with everyone's approval, so no sma
. an earthquake off the northeast coast of japan triggered a tsunami warning. the warning has been lifted, but it was a 7.3 quake. so far no reports of any injuries or damage. it was for the same area devastated by an earthquake and tsunami back in march of last year. we will continue to bring you any developments. in the meantime, steve has some of the morning's top other stories. >> let's start with the markets. asian stocks rallying to 2012 highs overnight. the nikkei edging lower after hitting a se hitting hitting a seven month closing high yesterday. european trading, shares seem to be fwllat. bundesbank announced it had cut its growth outlook for the country. in the u.s., the nasdaq snapped its losing streak yesterday with its first gain in five days. the dow was on pace for its third straight weekly gain. u.s. equity futures at this hour -- we don't have them. maybe joe has them. >> steve, you are here because it's jobs friday. are you here representing c innocent objects t cnbc or the bls? >> i'm representing myself actually. >> good to have you. in corporate news, netflix, regula
. >> that is china, incorporated. >> the korette su from the '80s from japan, it is a powerhouse and it will be more on the world economic scene as we move forward. >> you know, the job creators, the 2%, they laugh at us over there. >> they don't laugh, they look at us warily, i think is more probably more appropriate. they also are taking steps in their banking system, we should point out. they've bailed out any bank, depositors have never failed to get their money. but they're trying to put in a -- according to "the new york times," at least, a deposit guarantee system as well for the banking system. >> sounds like all systems go there. >> we'll see if this continues next week. meantime, we'll talk apple debuting the iphone 5 in china today. the iphone news isn't preventing apple shares from falling in the market. cutting the price target to $700 from $780. he does maintain a buy rating and said apple needs to expand more geographically. it's not dead, it's not -- but it needs to find ways to innovate its products. we sort of saw this coming. steve had a caution note on apple a few weeks ago which
. land slide victory for the conservatives in japan. you know what the conservatives stand for? unlimited easing stimulus. the new prime minister is back in again. increase defend spending. increase infrastructure spending in japan. that's why the asian markets were up overall. did you see what was going on in shanghai index? up another 0 .5%. finally, did you see the airline stocks? nice upgrade at a couple of the firms there, upgrading the airline indexes, moving the last several weeks on better news overall. minimal impact from hurricane sandy. so they upgraded the airline stocks today. the coal stocks up, too, on talk over in barron's that coal would be in much higher demand over in china. guys, back to you. >> thank you, bob. >> let's go over to the bonds and dollars. how are you? >> good morning, jim. well, interest rates, once again, have trickled a bit higher. if you look at it in the context where we've been, basically held the bottom of the range. the pivot, 1.60. we talked quite a bit about how 160 was an important level. we have built on that as we've distanced ourselves, a do
the day before. and in japan, the nikkei up by 0.8%, kospi up 1%. oil prices this morning are trading up about 28 cents, 88.16. the ten year note this morning is sitting right at 1.85%. you to you see pressure on the yield. dollar down once again today. the yen at 82.37. and the euro at 1.30777. and gold prices at this point are up 1.20. $1659 and ounce. >> wonder what boehner and obama talked about on the phone. i think it went something like this. your mother! no, your mother. no, your mother. and then it went back and forth. your mother to infinity. >> no, i think what happened is we realize that there's been an awful lot of theatrics. >> you don't think they said your mother? >> no. >> you don't think they hurled insults at each other? >> no. >> actually, boehner was just a dial tone. you said i'm supposed to do what to myself? no, that's not boehner. >> on the economic front, i guess there are things going on. more employment data on the way. tomorrow the big jobs report and then there was the issue of the fiscal cliff. 11,000 in citigroup. i wonder if we start seeing things before
out over 90% of new treasury supply again. so on this is a big deal. given what japan is doing, there are six countries with negative nominal rates already. >> okay. we'll see juicy first half of next year. but kevin ferry, thank you for that. and, joe, before i go, i need to just make one quick comment to you. i said to the audience -- i don't know if you heard this. maybe you were wincing when i said it. i said happy monday. did you hear that earlier in the program? >> no. >> someone e-mailed me and i realized today is tuesday. >> you know how you can guard against that, though? by -- >> never saying -- >> for not wasting the sue pure if a loose anchor speak that -- >> you think happy monday is anchor speak? >> yeah, i do. people don't need that. or happy tuesday or anything. they know what day it is, most people, he hopefully. >> except me. >> yeah. you don't need to remind them. >>> in our corporate headlines on this wednesday -- i said on this wednesday -- ftx is in exclusive talk toes buy rival ga ardner. bids range from the low to mid 70s. the spx offer is assumed likely
was the third state. off i wants to japan to recruit nissan. we had virtually no rot owe jobs in tennessee at the time. they took a look at the united states and a map of the united states at night shows that most of the people live in the east, a map with the lights on. most of the people live in the east and the center of the markets where you're going to be if you're making big, heavy thifntle the center oheavething. they looked aggressively at tennessee, kentucky, georgia. then they looked at something else. every state north of us did not have a right-to-work law. so niece saso nissan came to te. the united auto workers came to tennessee. they a different labor environment there. the workers at the saturn plan are members of the united autoworkers. but it is a right-to-work statement and over the last 30 years there are probably a dozen large assembly plants in the southeastern part of the united states sms there are about 1,000 suppliers in our state. what has been the effect of the arrival of the art owe industry in tennessee? it attracted, aamong other things, by our right-to-work
here, guys, on, of course, the dollar/yen. japan did have when aer being called transformative actions weekend. it still remains toes be seen whether shinzo abe is going to be the next prime minister. can it help spur the company back towards growth? remember, with currencies, it's all relative and there are a lot of other players around the world who are trying to weaken theirs, as well. so it could be an uphill climb or maybe i should say a downhill one. >> kelly, thanks. coming up, we're going to debate where the economy is headed in 2013 and how much the fiscal cliff matters to growth. we have a special edition of squawk at 8:00 a.m. eastern time. remember that first interview we had with tepper a few years ago that made so much news. we'll have another rare interview with david tepper. it was 2010 and he sparked what became known as the tepper rally. it was really the squawk rally, but he tried to hijack that. what does he expect from the markets now? "squawk box" will return in just a moment. rivalry. rivalry. 'cause all our states are great. and now is when the gulf gets even be
in the economy. certainly europe's not any help. what's happening in china and japan is not any help. then you add on top of it what's coming out of washington. i don't think you should get your hopes up about figuring it out before the end of this year. i think there's a pretty deept chance we go over the cliff and then try to sort it out in the beginning of the year. >> lovely. >> joe, when did 146,000 jobs become good? have we become so pessimistic -- have our expectations come so low we're cheering 146,000 when we should be well over 200? >> plus the downward revisions for the previous two months. >> although, those revisions were almost all in government. mandy makes a good point. 150,000 a month, which has been the average over the past is a months or so, is not great. if this was a normal recovery, we'd be growing at 4% instead of 2 on gdp. employment would be well over 250. however, the good news in today's report was if you look at the household survey, there was clearly a hurricane effect in these numbers. we might actually have printed over 200 absent hurricane sandy. i would argue
packaged goods and asian fresh produce to japan, what's your take on the stock? >> yeah, i saw the change in management. and i've got to tell you, i continue to think it's a good story to hold. i know that people feel that somehow it's going to be magic. @jimcramer on twitter i immediately saw a ton of things about isn't this it, now that murdoch's returning to chairman and ceo? no. murdoch's a great businessman who's getting up in years. i think you own the stock because the business model's good. and i like fresh fruit. let's go to bob in california, please, bob. >> caller: boo-yah, jim. >> boo-yah, bob. >> caller: what's wrong with fan in it's down again today after their decent earnings report. is there a possible the new ceo's performance causing a wait and see attitude in spite a spectacular performance in sales and profits? unusual in many retail stocks to see many new store openings and healthy profits going on simultaneously. fran seems to be able to do it. >> i know. you know what? here's what we're going to do with fran, because i read the numbers, like you, i saw -- because i
deals or earmarks. none. >> thank you so much. we are 50 years behind japan. another couple of years is not going to hurt us. thank you very much. >> do other members seek recognition? i think we have finished all of our regular panel. i am sorry. i thought you had already spoken. >> i just wanted to go back to this issue. it seems like one of the biggest areas that hopefully you could get bipartisan support on has come of. -- come up. you have the highest environmental quality regulation in the land. why would you go through it twice? i guess the federal government has had 179,000 livres. -- waivers. it only makes sense to me that you would at least investigate this. the staff when maybe question this project on whether or not we needed. >> i take your point. i think it is a good point. i'm going to go back and talk to california. we do not do wind projects in our department. >> i understand that. >> if you have an example, i would be glad to hear it. your question what have i ever talked to the governor? no. have a talk to anybody on my staff about it? i have not. i take your point
and japan. >> and just to interrupt you, sean, that's probably why everybody says all of this money printing will lead to inflation. one of the reasons it hasn't really is because everybody's doing it. >> there's that reason and there's the underutilization, both in terms of the employment and also in terms of planned capacity. in fact, there are two different views of the investment universe under the current conditions. one is that all this money printing is masking miserable underlying conditions, that real wages haven't increased very much and the economy is in terrific shape. the other view is that the economy is okay and that this additional money printing will result in risk assets increasing in value. and you know, people in our shop, some people have the one view, other people have the other view. it's very interesting. we're in unusual times when additional research will go a long way in pointing out the mine fields. that's where we spend our time. >> that's where you do spend your time. you're independent, not paid by the people who you rate which gives you a credible voice. jim,
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is central bank activism all over the world is helping prop up bonds and stocks, bank of japan, bank of england, federal reserve, the ecb, everybody out there has basically got bond investors back at this point. important thing moving on about the fiscal cliff. the biggest story passed around here this morning was the politico article where they finally put a name on making a deal. the 37% solution, just split the difference between 35.6% and 39.6% increasing taxes and call it the 37% solution. that's the article everybody's been passing around today. on apple, just a quick note on apple here, there was as many notes out as there were analysts on apple. the main point on it is that most agree is that concern on iphone sales are the number one problem. att made a comment yesterday, that basically sales were the same as last year than the first sales of the --. a lot of t back to you guys. >> actually, i would be encouraged if i were an apple shareholder that the stock actually opened down today. if there's any hope. italian bonds getting hit today too. of course worth keeping track of
with japan to realize our forces and jointly develop guam as a strategic hub. we afford to strengthen cooperation for the republic of korea, in space, in cyberspace, and intelligence. we begin a new marine rotational deployment to australia as well as increased air force cooperation. likewise, we are deepening our engagement and developing rotational deployment with allies and partners such as singapore and the philippines, and expanding our mil-to-mil dialogue and exchanges with china. we are also enhancing our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes reality the naval fleet -- reallocating the naval fleet to achieve a 60-40 split between the pacific and atlantic oceans. hopefully will do that by 2020. increasing army and marine presence in the region, after iraq and afghanistan. locating our most advanced aircraft in the pacific, including the deployment of f-22's and the in the 22 ospreys in japan. and laying the groundwork for the first overseas deployment of the f-35 joint strike fighter in 2017. the third element of our strategy is that as we do force projection in
firearms. >> imagine that! [ cuckoo clock chimes ] >> stephanie: how does that -- okay. in japan which has very strict laws only 11 people killed with guns in 2008 compared with 12,000 deaths by firearms that year alone in the united states. huge disparity obviously. mayor bloomberg said we're the only industrialized country that has this problem in the whole world. the only one. >> we're number one. >> stephanie: america. >> american exceptionalism. great. >> stephanie: okay. ryan in illinois. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi ryan. hello, ryan. max in arkansas. >> this is max. >> i was going to make a comment about these assault rifles. you know, even in the military, they don't give you an m-16 when you get there. you're observed and when they do give you one, you don't get any bullets. and when they do give you bullets, they're blanks. now the tax taxpayers spend billions training soldiers in that manner. you should be able to buy that across the counter. >> stephanie: very good point. katherine
or not we're going to bring out another one of our car lines from japan to produce at our factory in indiana. >> that sounds like a challenge to local politicians. what are you seeking for them to help you in that decision? >> we already have the fact in indiana so i'm not so sure. the biggest thing for us is making sure we get the appropriate air rights at the factory to make sure we can produce the number of cars that we can produce out there. >> you are the epitome of the japanese nate mare. this is for years what the japanese industry has warned about. if you don't control dollar/yen. if you don't keep the yen down relative to the dollar, we will lose jobs around the rest of the world. they wouldn't typically say to the united states but to lower cost producers. has the fed's ability to keep the dollar down influenced your decision or are you partly here because of q/e from the feds? >> there's no question about it. there's tremendous pressure on profitability. and that requires us then to rethink how we're manufacturing cars because if they're manufactured over in japan obviously we hav
the catalyst here, signs that china's recovery is gaining traction. sources say that the bank of japan will ease monetary policy this week and consider adopting a 2% inflation target no later than january. policymakers are seen responding to pressure from the incoming prime minister there. shinzo abe for stronger efforts to beat deflation. in the meantime, india's central bank kept interest rates on hold yesterday ignoring pressure to reduce borrowing costs. policymakers said they were shifting the focus to reducing the economy and that raises the odds of a rate cut as early as january. andrew olson, over to you. >> ubs reportedly nearing a fine of up to $1.5 billion. the bank is close to finalizing a deal with regulators according to the financial times. about three dozen bankers and senior managers are said to face criminal or civil charges. >>> and it's official this morning, tend of an era for aig. details emerged during squawk yesterday. today, the u.s. insurer rates $6.5 billion from the sale of its remaining stake in aia group. and boeing is raising its dividend by 10%. it will
bragz of japan's outlook. but also, of course, on new about the fiscal cliff, sent stocks around the world tumbling. we should mention a lot of trading activity has diminished as people approach the first of the year. we saw after a significant weakening that it is rebounding today, but pretty much everything is. flows are going into the dollar as the safe haven trade. the euro/dollar down about a third of a percent. 1.32, still the level there. but back over to you guys. glad to see that we're all still standing. >> we are. and we came in prepared for the end. we came in prepared for the worst. >> kelly, you were ready to run or whatever it is to do. you look like you're in clothes where, you know, if you had to -- >> she has roller blades on. >> yeah. and you have a -- >> i'm with you guys. i wore my heavy -- my boots are right there. >> i have canned goods under the desk. >> you can run in boots? >> oh, yes, you can. but kelly looks totally survival ready. >> i am. joe, i have stockpiled food under the desk just in case so i'm fully prepared. i think it's a smart strategy fog
into intensifying nationalism. there could be military clashes any day between china and japan of violence. the whole region is becoming more tense. after we leave afghanistan, i think the problems in the region will slide northward to central asia. that will involve in different ways china, russia and india. we have a crisis on our hands in syria. we have pressures to go to war against iran. these are the kind of issues that really need attentive leadership from the secretary of state that is intensely interested in them and has the kind of experience and global background that is needed for that kind of job. >> i just want to add to the list the recent north korea missile test, rocket test, aka, a missile test, and the close collaboration between north korea and iran. iran is pretty advanced on miniaturizing nuclear warheads. and north korea is very advanced on missiles. and if that collaboration continues, we may have a very serious confrontation. >> and so there's no island of stability out there in this from north korea all the way into africa. and a lot of the intel people say that t
to be japan. look at the nikkei adding .9%. it's up 22% this year. the flip side of that is that the yen is weakening. overnight, that is something tell them they known know what they're going to look like. and at the same time, you had detail about cabinet ministers, including carl asso. they're equity .ing about another 10 trillion yen or so to come in january with some detail on what measures on the physical side may compliment that. abe has threatened to rewrite the boj's mandate to include a 2% inflation target. the question of the central bank independence are huge and certainly deserve to be raised and considered here in light of all the discussion. but, again, .9% on the nikkei. we can show you quickly what's happening with the yen. it is at two-year lows to the dollar. you should also consider why currently wars are returning in 2013. it will be the bank of japan taking on everyone trying to weaken its currently. it could mean a lot more balance sheet expansion and a lot weaker currencies to come. >> kelly, for homework, i'm looking at annoying orange. you google annoying orange
on policywise in japan and the whole trade. fascinating to see china hit a few weeks post leadership changes, first time this year the markets had more than 10% rally there. and the signs of europe's issues being if not resolved, certainly more minimized in terms of stress. so i think we're going tothz a lot clearer signs of powerful rallies coming from the rest of the world in 2013 which will make it somewhat different than 2012 and to some extent the previous two years, as well. >> joe is down in washington wauchg all of this first hand and i know he has a question for you, as well, jim. >> feeling all the different things coming in. >> that must be a real challenge for you being down in d.c. how did you get that straw? >> yeah, it is. i can take it for about 24 hours. i am feeling a lot of what's happening. and in the last 2 1/2 years or so, the poisoned atmosphere down here just to try and do anything is becoming really apparent. we put the sequester because it was so hard to try and do anything last time to force us, now we're not really inclined to do it again. my question, even if we
, getting some data out of japan overnight and some data out of europe. currently red arrows across the board, in london, paris, and frankfort. our road map begins at the white house. congressional leaders set to meet with the president, 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. senator reid has already said hopes of a deal are fading quickly. just two trading days left until the cliff. and it's not just the fiscal cliff. wind farms and dairy are set to get hit. >> the ports of the east coast and gulf coast are bracing for a potential strike. the potential for this, midnight sunday with a shutdown threatening to threaten 20% of the cargo traffic. >> and instagram feeling the sting of the flap around privacy with users, fleeing the site. how will this impact facebook? >> as we mentioned, dennis berman, "wall street journal" market place editor is joining us here on set once again for the next hour. good to have you back, dennis. lots to talk about between the cliff and other news. >> three days before the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff, congressional leaders will meet with the president this aftern
? caller: no, i have not seen it in there. the should have kept that in there. i was in japan for four years. their rules are a lot tougher hours. we had to carry id's around. -- around 24/7. host: what kind of work did you do in barrington, illinois? caller: i worked all over. if i want to find a part-time job, it is hard. the minute they look at her white hair, they say you are too educated or to knowledgeable. we can hire you. host: you don't like being retired? caller: i would like a part-time job to get out of the house. all you do is sit and watch tv and listen to complaints. the american public has no right in this country, in this state, unless you are illegal. i'm a vietnam veteran. i am ashamed of what you're doing to our veterans in this country. host: we appreciate your time. , in maryland, a democrat. -- alma in maryland, democrat. caller: i am calling with a request. you had a gentleman on the other day talking about the fiscal cliff situation. he seemed very well qualified to discuss the subject and answer questions. there is one thing that people do not seem to understa
know, back the group in japan used it on a train, and the train doors opened, and most everyone there was dead. it takes a very small bit. it travels through the air. over an extensive swath, and it takes very little to kill people and very quickly. i'm talking a matter of minutes. this is not just a threat. it's a very grave threat to the syrian people themselves, but you can imagine if you were a neighbor, turkey, who has seen so many refugees, jordan, israel. if you are a neighbor of syria, you feel directly threatened by a potential release, even if it wasn't sort of purposefully directed at you. you could -- and you your citizens could fall victim to it. it's very powerful. it's very difficult to control once it's been released, and very, very deadly. >> all right. fran townsend, thank you very much. appreciate your perspective as always. >>> this just in to cnn. a spokesperson for the president of guatemala says the american software mogul, john mcafee, is going to be denied asylum. he is going to be denied asylum. he was seeking asylum. that is going to be now denied. joh
for the invasion of japan without considering the atomic bomb. it was estimated that the land would cost 250,000 youngsters to be killed and 500,000 of them maimed for life. >> a gran in the middle of this, i have to hop nor both, both the sacrifice and sacrifice of the american servicemen fighting their way through the pacific and of the little girl like sadoko who died as a result of the atomic boxing. it's unimagine l -- unimaginable what that must have been like, to be close to the center, where the fire ball originated and the blast. >> follow cliffton truman daniel on the journey on c-span's 3's, the president's eldest grand son to talk about the inspiration for his trip at 9 p.m. eastern. >> u.s. intelligence officials said wednesday that the syria military head loaded the precursor chemicals for a deadly nerve gas into bombs, and, thursday, a bipartisan group of senators expressed support for the obama administration's regime over the use of bilogical weapons. senators spoke to reporters for 20 minutes. >> good afternoon, i'm here with my colleagues from the senate, senator lieberman
has been putting pressure on the bank of japan to raise its inflation target in hopes of extricating the country from two decades of deflation. i guess if you just raised the target -- >> that would help. >> okay. >> it doesn't matter what your target is if you can't hit it. >> we found that out here. >>> meantime, in europe markets are closed for the boxing day holiday. seems weird to do it just for a bunch of people to -- >> box up the gifts and return them. >> it's not a -- >> bad, i know. >> it is boxing. what kind of boxing are we -- boxer rebellion? >> i've never understood boxing day. >> we have to look it up. >> i literally have no idea. >> or it's on google. no, is there anything on google that is different? let me see. just a regular -- >> is there their our way to figure out what's going on in the world? >> yeah. google, whatever it has. as for the broader markets, let's take a quick look at oil. just been quiet. 89, sort of 85 to 90 for a while. yeah, google's back at its normal look today. the ten year at 1.777. the dollar which has been fun to watch, one of the areas wh
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